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Sun Sep 1, 2019, 09:35 PM

Took the pup out socializing for the first time yesterday

He had so much attention I swear he is incorrigible today.

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Reply Took the pup out socializing for the first time yesterday (Original post)
Currentsitguy Sep 1 OP
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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 10:05 PM

1. How fast does that little furball fill up a roomba?

He is a cute pup.
I’m checking out breeders now for a new pup of my own next spring.
Going to get a wire haired pointing Griffon. A male this time around, i lost my female griff in April of 2018.

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Response to Feed-the-Bears (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 10:10 PM

2. He's a little too small to shed yet. He's only 10 weeks.

But I can tell you in all seriousness our boy that we lost in May after 14 years at coat-blow time lost so much he killed a Dyson Pet vacuum in something like 3 weeks. It's not normal dog hair loss. It's comes out in huge clumps, and rolls around the floor like tumbleweeds.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 10:19 PM

3. I know the feeling.

We just lost our second dog this past May, she was a 12 yo shepard mix rescue dog. We have owned a dyson pet purple vac for years, but use a shop vac around shedding time.
We are getting a second pup this spring, my daughter gets to choose the breed. One caveat, no heavy shedders allowed. She is leaning mini poodle, with morkie as second choice so far.
She is 7 though so we could end up something completely different, by next spring. Good luck with your little guy, i hope he stays healthy for you. From your posts i can tell he will be a well cared for dog.

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Response to Feed-the-Bears (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 10:49 PM

4. I am utterly devoted to both him and the breed in general

Sagan is the 4th I've had since 1989. I will say they aren't too bad with twice weekly brusings. Yeah spring coat blow is bad, but even then a coat rake can work wonders. Just get them used to it young. I can say they are hypoallergenic.

I will say you can't beat them if what you want from a dog is just you best buddy who wants to spend every waking (and sleeping) moment at your side or feet. Of all the breeds, it's not that they like people or are good with them; they NEED people. They aren't complete without us. If I leave the room for the bathroom he already howls for me after two weeks home.

It's funny. In early October I'm having surgery that will land me in the hospital for probably for a week to ten days. We're working with him to pay attention to the TV. To keep things sane at home I plan to video conference in to talk to him daily.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 11:28 PM

7. griffs are very much people dogs

But likely not to that extent.
Min e was a royal pain in the ass when she got into a skunk while hunting, she didn’t understand staying outdoors for a few days due to the smell.

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Response to Feed-the-Bears (Reply #3)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 11:16 PM

5. Before you decide on a poodle or morkie, check out the Pappilion (continental toy spaniel)

They're an amazing breed, and are perhaps the smartest most intelligent of all Small breeds.

They're retrieving dogs, misleadingly fast, shockingly agile, and are quite the characters.

They aren't big yappers either, and they have very manageable shed.

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Response to Nostrings (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 11:24 PM

6. I will plant a seed with my youngin

She is pretty strong willed, she has assured me that it WILL be her decision. But for all that, she takes advise well. What is your experience with papions?

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Response to Feed-the-Bears (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 11:35 PM

8. We're long term pet sitting a pappi chi mix, that shows mostly pappi behavioral traits.

She is loving, attentive, plays fetch, tug of war, and is a fantastic traveler.

In fact, she is the most well behaved little traveler we have ever had the pleasure to travel with.

Never having had any formal training of any kind, she learned to grab stuffed toys and small frisbees out of the air in ten minutes.

I have never seen a dog take to learning that quickly, like she does.



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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 12:07 AM

9. Find a pack of lab pups

to socialize with, they have a soft mouth/bite so can do a lot to help hyper breeds get used to other dogs.

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